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this is really a very nice place to stay . view of lake from elphinston is amazing n wonderful. whole staff of hotel is very cooperative. food was very delicious and not so expensive.
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The long goodbye:
After the rounds of leaving drinks and goodbyes our big adventure nearly tripped up on its big smug face as we were nearly refused check-in for want of a return flight out of India (a requirement we felt better suited to being raised at the visa stage rather than two hours before our flight but hey, where is the fun in …
... offered me what I thought was a beedee, a rolled up tobacco leaf. I took a few drags realising something was awry. "Sanjay what the **** is this?" He laughed. "This isn't tobacco, and its not hash either". He wouldn't tell me prefering to sit in his seat laughing manically. I started feeling a tad strange, strange enough to hand him back the keys, which was saying something. We carried on at breakneck speed, Sanjay taking his hands off the wheel and making a prayer gesture while ...
... immediately, it didn't surprise me when I came upon Bansal guest house, set in a great little building run by Ashok and Raju, an incredibly likeable pair with whom I sat down for chai and a chat with immediately talking about cricket, culture and food (especially the finer points of dosa making) for hours. I spent the evening and all of the next day aimlessly walking the streets, taking in the views over the rolling hills and trying all the snacks and drinks that I'd missed so ...
... above and there is an almost carnival atmosphere at the top with Indian families enjoying the very dilapidated Mountain Magic amusement park full of rusty old rides and bumper cars.
We only spent about an hour up there before heading back down for sunset beers at the hotel and our last evening in India – boo hoo L Dressed in our finest clothes (dress code is no shorts or slippers) we headed out to Nainital boat house to find Mr Mumtaz but ...
Up early for 8 hour drive to Nainital and luckily it was raining so we felt as though it was a good day to travel on. The journey was pretty uneventful and we made good time arriving at 3pm after meandering up the winding switchback roads to the hill resort that sits at 1938m. The weather had cleared up and the evening sun looked beautiful against the steep forested valleys and green volcanic lake (Naini) – ...